Surfers Paradise Beach

Surfers Paradise Beach which includes skyline, general coastal views and central business district
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This stretch of beach is known for its regular sets of rolling waves, with high-rise hotels and bustling nightlife along the sandy shore.

Take a swim, surf the waves, get your kicks on a jet-boat ride, spot whales, browse the market and shops, and then join the crowds for a drink at one of the night clubs or pubs. Compact Surfers Paradise has accommodation, shopping, nightlife and the beach all within walking distance.

The first European settlers named this coastal settlement Elston in 1889. Hotelier Jim Cavill built the Surfers Paradise hotel in 1925, and eight years later he succeeded in having the town renamed for promotional purposes. Cavill Avenue and Cavill Mall are now locations for shopping and indoor attractions, such as the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum.

The landscaped shore provides a scenic esplanade for jogging. Surfing schools are everywhere, whether you’re a beginner or looking to sharpen your board skills.

Sunset kayaking tours on the inlets around Chevron Island take you past decadent private estates. Take a jet-boat ride through the waves at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour), or soar above the water on a parasail.

Ride the Q1 Residential Skyscraper elevator 755 feet (230 meters) up to the SkyPoint observation deck and enjoy a cocktail and dinner with a great view. Book a SkyPoint Climb to reach the very top of Q1, some 131 feet (40 meters) higher than the observation deck. See if you can spot misty sprays on the horizon, a sign that humpback whales are around. For a closer look, book a whale-watching tour departing from Surfers Paradise from May to October. If you’re lucky, you might capture a whale breaching on camera or feel the spray as a pectoral fin slaps the water surface.

Wednesday and Friday nights mean market time on the esplanade. Enjoy the sea breeze and check out the local art, fashion,jewelry and produce. Grab a bite to eat at one of more than 100 stalls, or visit a restaurant. Surfers Paradise is always fun, with year-round surfing events, festivals and beach entertainment.

Surfers Paradise is located between Broadbeach and Main Beach along the Gold Coast Highway. Rooms in high-rise hotels provide panoramic views of the Coral Sea.

Top Hotels Close to Surfers Paradise Beach

Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
3.5 out of 5
86 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $97 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Gold Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Surfers Paradise Beach ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (171 reviews)
"It is a lovely place"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $113 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 20
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Gold Coast. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (949 reviews)
"Property was very comfortable, clean and had a spectacular view. The king size bed was perfect and the jetted tub was very relaxing to use. Only thing the room was missing was a microwave. But overall, I would recommend this room to just about anyone."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Novotel Surfers Paradise
Q1 Resort & Spa
Q1 Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $208 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Gold Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,383 reviews)
"Ultra modern"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Q1 Resort & Spa
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Best Lodging Options Near Surfers Paradise Beach

Dorsett Gold Coast
Dorsett Gold Coast
4 out of 5
1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach, QLD, 4218
The price is $90 per night from Jul 21 to Jul 22
Dorsett Gold Coast
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
3.5 out of 5
86 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $97 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $113 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 20
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Q1 Resort & Spa
Q1 Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $208 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Q1 Resort & Spa
voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
31 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $97 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
5 out of 5
6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $162 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Rhapsody Resort
Rhapsody Resort
4 out of 5
3440 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $146 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 26
Rhapsody Resort
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
4.5 out of 5
42 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $112 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
Paradise Resort Gold Coast
Paradise Resort Gold Coast
3.5 out of 5
122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $129 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Paradise Resort Gold Coast
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